House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 6 February 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Conventional Forces in Europe

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications of an elimination of the imbalance of conventional forces in Europe for the procurement of theatre...

    • Arms Reductions

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what will be the imbalance between Warsaw pact and NATO forces in (a) tanks and artillery and (b) combat aircraft following the completion in the...

      Recruitment

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of (a) entrants and (b) leavers for each of the services in the latest year available.

      Nuclear Weapons (Anglo-French Co-operation)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on current Anglo-French co-operation on nuclear weapon development.

      Eastern Europe

      24 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on defence policy in the light of the latest developments in east Europe.

      United Nations Forces

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what part British service personnel play in United Nations international peacekeeping and monitoring activities.

      Service Personnel (Benefits)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice is given to armed services personnel and their families about their eligibility for social security and housing benefits and poll tax rebate.

      Arms Exports

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy on offering advice to the Export Credits Guarantee Department on the insurance of arms deals with foreign countries.

      Trident

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the United States Defence Secretary on future progress on the Trident programme.

      Safety

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make it his policy that safety practices to be observed by members of Her Majesty's services and contractors undertaking work for them...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Criminal Justice

    65 speeches

    With permission Mr. Speaker I should like to make a statement about the Government's proposals for criminal justice—[Interruption.]

  • Dorlux (Redundancies)

    8 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

    • Bill Presented

    • Telecommunications Act I984 (Amendment)

      Mr. Jimmy Hood presented a Bill to amend the Telecommunications Act 1984 so as to make it a criminal offence to send, or allow to be sent, certain types of message by means of a public...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c

      Ordered,That the draft Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

  • Motor Trade (Consumer Protection) Bill

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to the supply of unroadworthy motor vehicles and trailers and the alteration of vehicles so as to render them...

    • Motor Trade (Consumer Protection)

      Mr. Gareth Wardell accordingly presented a Bill to amend the law relating to the supply of unroadworthy motor vehicles and trailers and the alteration of vehicles so as to rend them unroadworthy;...

    • Agriculture

      188 speeches

      [Relevant documents: European Community Documents Nos. SEC (89) 2097 on the agricultural situation in the Community in 1989, 8076/89 on set-aside, 10912/89 on definition of lambs fattened as...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

      Criminal Law

      That the draft Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 18th December, be approved. —[Mr. Durant.] Question agreed to. Motion made, and...

      Public Health

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Contamination of Feeding Stuff) (Wales) Order 1990 (S.I., 1990, No. 43), dated 12th January 1990, a copy of which was laid before this House on...

      Public Health

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Contamination of Feeding Stuff) (England) Order 1990 (S.I., 1990, No. 37) dated 11th January 1990, a copy of which was laid before this House on...

      Terms and Conditions of Employment

      That the draft Employment Protection (Variation of Limits) (No. 2) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 15th January, be approved.-[Mr. Durant.] Question agreed to. Motion made and...

      Fees and Charges

      6 speeches

      That the draft Electricity Act 1989 (Fees) Order 1990, which was laid before this House on 8th January, be approved. —[Mr. Durant.]

  • Civil Servants (Disinformation)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, that this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Durant.]

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